The proceedings has been published. 

Before you submit, please read the below information carefully.

Submission guidelines

Who may submit?

Any accepted ICED 2020 presenter (first author with original collaborators) may contribute to the ICED 2020 proceedings. You may submit one paper per accepted abstract.

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Submission requirement

Your contribution must reflect the content of your original ICED 2020 abstract, and what would have been your presentation. Before you begin you may wish to scroll down and review the conference subtheme(s) you specified when you submitted your abstract.

Transposing different presentation formats to paper format

If your original abstract was accepted as a paper, digital presentation or workshop, your paper should represent the main ideas expressed in your abstract. If it was accepted as a poster, please transpose the poster into text + images (no PDFs of the poster). If you planned to hold a panel discussion, you may wish to gather brief input from each panellist and collate it into a cohesive contribution.


Submissions must be free of any sexist, racist or other discriminatory language or content that is demeaning to any person or group.

Format and style

Texts should be in English, and must be 1500 words or less (not including footnotes and references). They should be submitted in Word or in a Word-compatible format (no PDFs). All texts should adhere carefully to the style sheet and format provided in the proceedings template. (Copying your text into the template format will ensure camera-readiness.) Images may be included. All paragraphs must be separated with a line break.


All contributions should be submitted in English. Contributors are responsible for the quality of their English; either British or American English may be used, but usage must be consistent within each text.


To submit your paper


If you have read and noted the above information and have prepared your paper accordingly, you are ready to submit! Please send it by email by 16 August 2020, midnight CET, to

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Please remember to provide your full name in your email, and to use the email address which we should use to correspond with you.
We look forward to hearing from you!



Next steps


  • You will receive an email confirming that we have received your paper.
  •  Your paper will receive a general check (it will not be reviewed).
  •  If the checker has no comments, your paper will move to the next stage for proof-reading / copy-editing.
  • If the checker has comments, you will be informed by email and will be asked to respond within two weeks. After any issues have been settled, your paper will move to the next stage for proof-reading / copy-editing.
  • Your paper will be proof-read and may be lightly copy-edited. If significant copy-editing takes place you will be informed and asked to approve the changes within two weeks.
  • When the above processes are complete, your paper will move to the final stage to await publication. You will be informed by email.




The ICED 2020 proceedings will be published in November 2020 in the ETH Zurich Learning and Teaching Journal and on the ICED 2020 conference website. For information on the Journal see the website.

Relationship to ICED’s International Journal for Academic Development: Publishing in the ICED 2020 proceedings does not preclude the possibility of submitting a longer version of your article to the International Journal for Academic Development. Articles for IJAD may be up to 6,000 words in length and are peer reviewed. Please check IJAD‘s instructions for authors before submitting.


Contributions to the ICED proceedings will reflect the abstract originally submitted and address one or more of the following sub-themes:

Diversity and the future-ready graduate

“My future is not your future.” Diverse groups have differing educational needs and goals, and defining the term “future-ready graduate” requires us to reflect not only on technology but on factors such as gender, indigeneity, economic status and location. In some cases the role and meaning of education itself need discussion. How can our global community move into our shared future in ways that not only address future technological and economic needs, but also honour differences?

Future-ready teaching methods

How will students be learning in an unknown future? What formats and methods will they require? How can our institutions prepare and respond, and keep education both relevant and accessible?

Future-ready assessment

Inspired, forward-looking developments in education often fail at the assessment stage, where old-fashioned methods still prevail. How can we retain the momentum of innovation right through assessment? What new perspectives are needed? How can we leverage the many digital tools we now have at our disposal?

Future-ready disciplines and curricula

The growth of knowledge is exponential and technology is developing rapidly and radically. How do we ensure that curricula remain relevant and responsive to contextual challenges and to student needs? How do we best work to decolonise western-centric curricula and integrate ways of knowing and learning from the Global South? How do we embed a necessary critique of existing power relations that restrict opportunity and potential? What competences do future graduates need and how do we anticipate these? How do we prepare graduates to be future-ready in a constantly changing digital world, and for the challenges of artificial intelligence?

Future-ready professional development

As the needs of students change, so do those of academics. How will professional development look in the future, and how should our practices as educational developers change? What is the role of the scholarship of teaching and learning in propagating a future-ready mindset?

Future-ready educational developers

How will educational development evolve? What mindset is required to be future-ready, and how do we develop it? What tools will help us to remain innovative and effective?

Future-ready universities

To be future-ready, how will our organisations need to develop? What forms of leadership and collaboration are required, and how do we cultivate them? Where does power currently reside inside and outside our organisations, and what stances do we take?

The future is now

What educational developments are already underway which can take us forward into the future?